Monday, March 12, 2018

2018 book 45

Mallory Ortberg's The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror
I know it is tempting to plow through a new book by Ortberg, but these stories demand to be savored, and I think benefit from it too. Ortberg is playing with fairy tale tropes and bible stories to create stories that are weird, hilarious, creepy, and sad, and sometimes all four at the same time. If you already love Ortberg's writing, this is another winner; if you’re not familiar, the first story in the book--Ortberg's take on The Little Mermaid—will be a good litmus test. A/A-.

A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book will be released tomorrow.

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